Scenes from a previous Halifax Pride festival.

Halifax Pride wants to help you get the party started with $2,500 event-planning grants

2SLGBTQ+ community organizers can apply to bring their event to Pride by March 25.

Halifax Pride is returning to a fully in-person fest this year, happening July 14-24. It'll be the first summer since COVID's arrival to feature the parade—held July 16 at noon, for those asking—too.

But the good times don't stop there. Aside from a complete, to-be-announced slate of official programming, Pride will also be chock-full of community events—and those looking to host an event are eligible to apply to the festival for funding. Alongside the small grant program that's doled out $1,000 to party planners and event organizers since 2017, the 2022 event will also have a second funding tier available, with up to $2,500 on offer for larger community events.

"Events that meet a variety of criteria will be prioritized. Events for and/or by QTBIPOC or gender diverse communities, free events, new events, and events with robust accessibility plans are more likely to receive a higher percent of the funds they request," says a press release announcing the funding. "Submissions are reviewed by a panel of community volunteers. Some of the events that received funding in the past included a zine festival, a newcomers BBQ, drag shows, a bookbinding workshop and a queer quiz night."

The deadline to apply is March 25 and interested folk can do so through Pride's website.

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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